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Turtle Bay Beach Club
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"welcome home"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2006

Friendly staff always make you feel welcome whether it's your first visit or your twentieth. Always plenty of activities for children and adults alike with the ever energetic and enthusiastic funbase team. Unlike some all inclusive hotels the waiters are always around to get you another drink before you've even finished the one before. Nice selection of food at the buffet lunch and dinner but it if there isn't anything to your fancy you can always get a pizza/pasta at the pizzaria or if you have a special celebration they serve a la carte meals in the blue turtle for an extra charge. The rooms are basic but have everything you need and are always clean. The beach is beautiful and the reef is great for scuba diving. Im can't wait for my ninth visit in a few weeks time, i feel like im going home...

  • Stayed January 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Louise585
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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USA
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2006

We were there unfortunately only for 4 days, but those days were great! The ocean, the people, everything was wonderful!!! The rooms were a little too simple, and beds were a little too hard, but it did not really matter. I will recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Liked — People, beach, pool.
  • Disliked — Rooms
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank tourist_from_Russia
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UK
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2006

This hotel is beautiful. The beach is so nice..clear, warm water. The staff at the hotel are excellent, always willing to help and be of service.
There are 3 restaurants, the A La Carte is an extra charge but it is not expensive..3 course meal for less than £20. The Pizza restaurant is lovely.
DId have a couple of days rain which isn't usual for October but this wouldnt put me off coming at this time of year again.
The Village of Watamu is very safe. Did go to another restaurant outside the hotel called Choma Village, it was fantastic and again very very cheap.
All in all this hotel is an excellent choice for all ages. The bar does close at 12am and sometimes this was a bit early (for those younger wanting a late night).
Defintely reccomend Turtle Bay and hope to return one day.

Stayed October 2006
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8 Thank Tinkerbell24
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2006

WE had a lovely week at TBBC. We had an unusual couple of rainy days but that did not put a dampner on the holiday. The staff at TBBC can't do enough to make your stay very enjoyable. I would recomend the hotel to all ages as long as you really want to chill out and have a very relaxing holiday.

  • Liked — cleanleness
  • Tips/Secrets — be prepared to chill out and enjoy the atmosphere. have fun with the very freindly staff
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank jock151
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Scotland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2006

This was our second visit to Turtle Bay & we had a lovely time even though we had 2 day's of rain which is very unusual for the time of year. The staff are great - really friendly & always ready to help. We asked for the same beachfront room that we had last year & we got it - it's fantastic to be able to wander out onto the beach at sunrise & be the only people there. This hotel is great for any age & although our 12 yr old son has outgrown 'Kids Club', he had a wonderful time in the pool, kayaking out to Turtle Rock & body boarding in the surf. We discovered the terrace bar at Ocean Sports this year which we preferred to Hemingways - just for a change of scenery on the way back from a walk to Blue Bay. A lobster dinner is a must in the a la carte restaurant as is a sunset cruise on the dhow. We will go back - it is very good value for money, the standards are high & there are constant improvements being made. It really is a very relaxing place in a beautiful location.

  • Liked — Beachfront location
  • Disliked — Table tennis & pool allowed to go on too late at night
  • Tips/Secrets — Get a lounger early
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank georgew4x4
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Additional Information about Turtle Bay Beach Club

Property: Turtle Bay Beach Club
Address: PO Box 10, Watamu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Watamu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Bay Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Beach Club Hotel Watamu
Turtle Bay Beach Hotel
Turtle Bay Beach Resort
Turtle Bay Beach Club Kenya/Watamu

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